I have a child starting with me in September who won't be 5 until late November but I know I can count her as over-5 once she is doing 10 sessions a week at school.
The school she is going to do a staggered intake over the first few weeks of term, to let the children get used to the school/teachers/being there all day, so she'll be doing eg 9-12 then 9-1 for a few weeks before doing the whole day. As it's the school's decision to do this, do I count her as over-5 for my reg cert from first day of term or do I have to wait until she does actually start doing 10 sessions a week?
I know I could probably ask Ofsted but I thought someone on here would probably know! Thanks.
HELLO just wanted to ask I have just recently taken on my first mindee he is only 3 and a half but will be attending school all day mon and tue when i care for him but i dont know if he going all wk coz i dont care for him so would he classed as over 5 any help would be appreciated
Thanks Katymac, I don't have a problem as yet with fitting other children in as am quite quiet at the mo, it was more whether or not I charge the parent whilst mindee is doing part-time at school as it would take up an under-5 place that I could fill with any of my ad-hoc mindees who may or may not ask for my service.....so I will charge as will be dropping off at 9 and collecting at 12 or 1 like a playgroup!
Thanks LT, I had thought of asking Ofsted but couldn't face it! I don't need a variation as have no other children booked in or likely to be.
Oooo, so Ofsted were wrong to send me my new 'allowed 3 under 5' cert in mid-August last year when my letter to them specifically said my own daughter would not be starting f/t school until nearly October.... I did think it was not right but at the time it suited me as needed the 'place' my daughter was taking up from the beginning of term!
My ds was 4 and attending nursery full time for the term before he started school this January.
The Ofsted inspector who came to do my inspection in October agreed that as he was now attending 10 sessions at nursery he could be classed as a 5yr old for my childminding ratios. He didn't start school until January and he wasn't 5 until April.
Yeah, but i think it's ok for you as your ds was doing 10 sessions of some kind and also over 4. If a child was 4 and doing just 5 sessions a day and doesn't start the 10 sessions until Sept, that's different
I had one 4 year old that was 10 sessions at nursery until end of term so was counted as 5, from september will be going to school, mornings only till december so will go back to being 4!!!! I got a variation.
well, im going with what i was told. i know people who have been told your own children (if under 5) dont come into your numbers. they are useless. anyway, at a recent level 3 cp course we were told OFSTED only offer guidelines, and nothing is set in stone............that covers everyones back at their end then.
if you network, you are told another load of totally diferent stuff................who would wnat to do this job!